Innovation and Technology

Plastic-Free Cucumbers Reduce Plastic and Food Waste

Apeel’s plastic-free cucumbers are coming to Walmart to reduce plastic and food waste.

Tech Startup iFarm Raises US$4 Million to Expand Do-It-Yourself Urban Farms

Automated farming systems enable customers to start farms with little to no knowledge of agriculture.

Designing Spaces to Empower Consumers

DynamikSpace aims to teach the Seattle community about the food system by using designs featuring indoor agriculture and technology.

12 Organizations Creating Food Products From Upcycled Food Waste

With 1.3 billion tonnes of edible food being wasted globally, these 12 organizations are working to use food waste to create new food products.

Agriculture Subsidies Can Fight Climate Change and Protect Food Security, According to World Bank

Agriculture subsidies have the potential to fund conservation efforts that mitigate climate change and increase food security, according to a new report.

ColdHubs Is Bringing Solar-Powered Cold Storage to Farmers in Nigeria

50 percent of produce is lost post-harvest in Nigeria. ColdHubs aims to change this through the company’s solar powered coolers.

Second Helping Pilot Program Tests Potential for Domestic App-Based Farm Labor

The Second Helping pilot program by the World Wildlife Fund looks to connect food banks to farm surplus with the help of a new gig-labor force.

An Online Platform is Enabling Farmers to Deliver Straight to Consumers

MilkRun, a Portland, Oregon-based company is supporting small, local farmers by enabling them to sell produce safely and directly to consumers’ homes. Founded by farmer and entrepreneur Julia Niiro, MilkRun is an online platform that lets farmers set their own…

Australia Aims to Save Honeybees from A Deadly Mite

The threat of a deadly mite is motivating Australia to protect its honey bees using new innovative technology.

New on the Podcast: Tom Philpott, food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones Magazine, discusses his new book Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It.

Author of Perilous Bounty, Tom Philpott, discusses the problems with the current state of U.S. agriculture and solutions for a resilient future.